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Biroc, Joseph 1903-1996

Overview
Works: 224 works in 383 publications in 6 languages and 8,652 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Christmas films  Western films  Parody films  Disaster films  Angel films  Populist films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Joseph Biroc
 
Most widely held works by Joseph Biroc
Blazing saddles by Mel Brooks( Visual )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never give a saga an even break! Blazing Saddles is an iconoclastic, not-politically-correct parody; one of the 1970s most successful and popular films. Every clichéd element from every Western ever made is turned upside down and inside out, while retaining all the familiar caricatures--eh, characters--of the genre: a dance-hall girl, a gunslinger, a sheriff, and a town full of pure folk. Mel Brooks redefined film comedy and proved that even sophomoric, scatological humor could be used to ridicule prejudice, injustice, and apathy
Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life by Frank Capra( Visual )

38 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Bailey, a desperate and suicidal man, is visited by a guardian angel who shows him how important he has been to those around him in his life
Brian's Song( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama about the deep friendship between Gale Sayers, black halfback for the Chicago Bears, and his white teammate, Brian Piccolo, who died of cancer in 1970
The flight of the Phoenix by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

5 editions published between 1965 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cargo plane makes a forced landing in the Sahara. The challenge: survival. The tiny band from the plane fights off thirst, Arabs, treachery, declining morale and despair. Incredibly, the plane, like the legendary phoenix that rises from its own ashes, flies again
Hush...hush, sweet Charlotte by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

7 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte was a Southern belle preparing to elope with her married lover-- until he was murdered. Now, 37 years later, she lives alone in her mansion, slowly going mad as she is haunted by the memory of the unsolved crime and tormented by the local townspeople who believe she killed him. But when her cousin comes to visit, the skeletons begin to tumble out of the closet-- and that's when the terror really begins
The longest yard by Peter Segal( Visual )

4 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sadistic prison warden will make any sacrifice to push his prison guards' semi-pro football team to a national championship
The towering inferno by John Guillermin( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the night of the dedication ceremony of the world's tallest skyscraper, a raging blaze breaks out, threatening the party-goers
Escape from the planet of the apes by Don Taylor( Visual )

7 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelius, Zira and Dr. Milo, three apes from the future, escape from their planet as it is being destroyed and land on 20th century Earth where they are taken to the Los Angeles Zoo for examination. When Zira reveals their ability to speak to a psychologist, the apes are treated as curiosities, but when the U.S. government begins to believe their story that the Earth will eventually be inherited by apes, it decides to hunt the couple down as an evolutionary threat and tries to prevent the birth of Zira's baby
The FBI story by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the FBI unfolds through the eyes of one of its agents. During his career he investigates gangsters, swindlers, the Ku klux klan, Nazi agents and cold war spies
Samuel Fuller's forty guns by Samuel Fuller( Visual )

13 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stanwyck comes into conflict with three brothers who ride into the town that she terrorises with forty hired guns. Not so much an anti western as a melodrama which uses western elements as the pretext for an extreme focus on themes of love and death, sex and violence. One of the better examples of effective use of the cinemascope frame
Little women( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in New England during the Civil War, it chronicles the lives and loves of Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth, four sisters who must rely on each other for strength in the face of tragedies both large and small, after their father leaves for battle
Robert Aldrich's Too late the hero by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

5 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. is launching a major naval operation in the South Pacific in the spring of 1942, and to ensure the battle plans remain secret, a Japanese radio installation must be destroyed. To accomplish this task, an American officer is ordered by his commander to join a squad of British misfits on a suicide mission against the facility
China gate( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Near the end of the French phase of the Vietnam War, a group of mercenaries are recruited to travel through enemy territory to the Chinese border, to blow up an arms depot. A Eurasian smuggler, Lucky Legs, agrees to use her connections to help them, in return they agree to take her illegitimate son to America. The racist father of the boy is also part of the multinational group. Lucky Legs must use the love of a Eurasian guerilla leader, Major Cham, to get access to the base
Fitzwilly( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Miss Vicki's rich father dies, her loyal butler, Claude Fitzwilliam, leads the household staff to rob from various businesses by charging goods to various wealthy people and misdirecting the shipments, all to keep Miss Vicki's standard of living
Ulzana's raid by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

6 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scout, assigned to aid the cavalry in tracking down a band of renegade Indians, attempts to teach an idealistic young lieutenant that the only way to fight brutality is with stronger force
The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming by Norman Jewison( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story focuses on the riotous confusion created when a Russian submarine gets stuck on a New England sandbar and the landing crew goes ashore for help - only to be mistaken for an invasion force by the over-imaginative townspeople
Hammett by Wim Wenders( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The scene is San Francisco in 1928. Dashiell Hammett has retired from his career as a Pinkerton detective to devote himself to writing fiction. An old friend calls in an old debt, and Hammett finds himself in the middle of a search for a missing girl in Chinatown."
The killing of Sister George by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

9 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George lives with her lover, Childie, and plays a cheerful nurse in a BBC soap opera. When she finds out that her character is about to be killed off, George realizes that the only other job she can get is the voice of a cow in a children's television program. Her life begins to fall apart when Childie has an affair with a TV producer
" ... All the marbles"( Visual )

3 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ein Damencatch-Duo und sein cleverer Manager gewinnen nach vielen Höhen und Tiefen die amerikanische Meisterschaft. Unterhaltungsfilm, der eine auf Sensationen ausgerichtete Leistungsgesellschaft demaskiert, die selbst aus menschlicher Bloßstellung Kapital zu schlagen versucht. Dies hinter der perfekten, an gängigen Action-Mustern orientierten Inszenierung zu erkennen setzt Distanz und Urteilsfähigkeit voraus." [film-dienst.de]
Emperor of the North by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

5 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set on the Pacific Northwest railways at the height of the Depression, this is the story of how a crafty, train-hopping drifter, "A-No. 1," and his young accomplice encounter Shack, a sadistic railroad conductor who has sworn that no hobo will ride his train for free. "A" is ready to put his life at stake to become a local legend - as the first person who survived the trip on Shack's notorious train
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Blazing saddles
Alternative Names
Biroc Joe 1903-1996

Biroc Joseph 1903-1996

Biroc, Joseph F.

Biroc, Joseph F. 1903-1996

Biroc, Joseph Francis.

Joseph F. Biroc Amerikaans director of photography (1903-1996)

Joseph F. Biroc caméraman américain

Joseph F. Biroc direttore della fotografia statunitense

Joseph F. Biroc US-amerikanischer Kameramann

Τζόσεφ Φ. Μπίροκ

Джозеф Байрок

جوزف اف. بیروا

ジョセフ・バイロック

Languages
English (84)

Spanish (24)

German (8)

Italian (4)

French (2)

Polish (1)

Covers
The longest yardRobert Aldrich's Too late the heroThe killing of Sister George